29 Jun 2011
No matter how quickly the delivery truck driver gets a cake to your doorstep, you can't eat it until someone -- maybe your butler - opens the door, brings it to the kitchen, and opens the box....
Type: Video
8 Jun 2011
These movies show what happens inside fission yeast cells as they divide. Before the cell divides, the chromosomes are duplicated, and then the microtubules -- the green lines in the video - move the...
Type: Video
7 Jun 2011
Photo by MIKIMOTO By Kaoru Natori They say when you marry in June, you are a happy bride all your life. Pearls, the official birthstone of the month of June, have traditionally been a feature of...
Type: News Article
2 Jun 2011
By Kaoru Natori Young scientists from sixteen countries have gathered at OIST to participate in the Summer School and Workshop “Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics (QECG).” During...
Type: News Article
27 May 2011
A paper by Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, Principal Investigator of the Open Biology Unit, was published in Nature Chemical Biology. The paper discusses a new type of big science emerging that involves...
Type: News Article
20 May 2011
A two-photon microscopic image of a neuron fluoresced with red dye By Kaoru Natori What do you do if you want to observe a tiny object? You could use a magnifying glass...
Type: News Article
20 May 2011
Campus tour by Dr. Masahisa Yamada of the Common Resources Group On Wednesday, May 18, the participants of the 44th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Development...
Type: Event Report
13 May 2011
By Micheal E. Cooper Glucose as a source of energy is centrally important to our understanding of life. Human body cells take the glucose from blood to make energy. The glucose content of human...
Type: News Article
6 May 2011
Anyone who has raised pet fish knows the delicate and...
Type: News Article
2 May 2011
Fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) cells growing and dividing regularly in a culture medium, the glucose concentration of which is similar to that of human blood (4.4 mmol/L). Glucose as a...
Type: Video
2 May 2011
The calyx of Held is one of the biggest nerve terminals in the central nervous system (named by Hans Held in 1893 because of its flower petal like shape). The unique structure of this synapse makes...
Type: Video
15 Apr 2011
Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2011 — Dr. Satoshi Mitarai, Independent New Investigator of the Marine Biophysics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), has been selected as one...
Type: Press release
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